This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

SKIP AD – How To Grab Your Customer’s Attention In Less Than 4 Seconds

September 13th, 2017|

As Music Supervisors, we are already seeing the licensing of music move from traditional TV commercials to online content. Brands are expected to double their investment in digital video by 2020 to around $17 billion in the US alone.  Yet Google has already admitted that 65% of people watching online ads hit the ‘skip ad’ […]

Taylor’s Tickets Tout Trouble

September 8th, 2017|

Ticket touts have always been around, they’re a part of the atmosphere of going to any live event. Shouts of ‘anyone got a spare ticket?’ can be heard on the walk up to almost any music venue, where people will scour the crowds for unwanted tickets that they can resell there and then for a […]

ONCE UPON A TV COMMERCIAL

August 8th, 2017|

Using Music To Tell A Better Story

We all love a good story, one with a hero/heroine that we love and plot that we remember.  TV Advertising has the ambition to create a 30 second story, where we understand and retain the key message and the name of the protagonist – the brand.

In a recent report […]

MEDIA CONFERENCES & FESTIVALS

June 2nd, 2017|

Are they just an expensive jolly? What’s the point?

The M&M Festival in Rome has just dismantled their last stage, kicking off the summer’s serious Festival and Conference season. 700+ delegates, 70+ speakers and a host of media company stars and luminaries congregated in the sumptuous Waldorf Astoria in Rome. ‘Round the coast in Cannes, the […]

5 MARKETING TIPS ON HOW TO LAUNCH THE SEX PISTOLS

June 1st, 2017|

The original London punk eyewitness

Our innovation wizard (and secret weapon) John Ingham had been working with me for two years before his secret was revealed: in 1976 he conducted the Sex Pistols’ first interview and spent the year championing the birth of Punk Rock. He also took a camera with him and photographed what is […]

GETTING TO YES IN MUSIC LICENSING

May 30th, 2017|

Is the purpose of a commercial to sell product or win an award?

When Creative Directors at ad agencies set their hearts on a particular music copyright, it is very hard to shift them from an idea.  Tell them no and they insist that the producer keeps going back until they hear YES.

As a Music Supervisor […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO soundlounge!

May 11th, 2017|

It wasn’t until I started receiving ‘congratulations’ messages this week on Linked-in that I remembered it was 37 years ago that we set up soundlounge as the very first music licensing company in Europe.

It’s hard to conceive that back in 1980 nobody had any idea how to license a copyright for a commercial, let alone […]

TWO WORDS A MUSIC SUPERVISOR DOES NOT WANT TO HEAR ON A MONDAY MORNING

March 20th, 2017|

‘Soundalike’ and ‘Musicologist’. Two words that, as a Music Supervisor, generally fill me with dread. This is especially disconcerting on a Monday morning, when everyone from an advertising agency has been busy in the recording studio over the weekend. And when these two words are used in the same sentence, my heart drops.

‘Soundalike’ and ‘Musicologist’ […]

Sync at the Awards

September 19th, 2014|

Come October, we here in the UK will experience our first Music Week Sync Awards. Wherein the flagship UK music industry trade press will acknowledge the Sync business, from advertising and film through to TV and computer games and award both the supervisors and also the rights owners.

It shows just how important sync has become. […]

Is U2 really the sound of Apple?

September 12th, 2014|

This week’s music media hysteria is the news that U2 has released its new album, Songs of Innocence, free to iTunes subscribers – all 500 million of them. The rest of the media world is focussed on the news that Apple is now a watch-seller.

As an exercise in chutzpah, giving your album to 500million people […]